In Oklahoma, children in K-12 public schools will be required to sign a biological sex affidavit to play on public school sports teams. Their signed affidavit will determine if they are eligible to play on the requested team.
Last March, Governor Kevin Stitt, signed The Save Women’s Sport’s Act into law. The bill requires student athletes to compete on teams that match their biological sex. This applies to students in kindergarten through college. Still stated, “When it comes to sports and athletics, girls should compete against girls. Boys should compete against boys. And let’s be very clear — that’s all this bill says.”
In response to the affidavit, Erin Matson, executive director at the abortion and reproductive rights organization Reproaction posted on her social media page, “Do you understand what is happening? This has nothing to do with encouraging girls to be athletes,” Matson said. “This is totalitarianism. It is the white nationalist agenda. The anti-LGBTQ agenda. The anti-abortion agenda. It is all the same agenda.”
Oklahoma is the first state to require a signed affidavit. Parents or guardians of children under 18 may sign, while a child age 18 or older has to sign it for themselves. Affidavits must be re-signed every year.